Brian Rey from Chipy is organizing an Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon. It will take place this coming Saturday, November 9th, from 10 am to 10 pm, at Doejo, located at 3128 N. Broadway in Chicago. You can RSVP here. Please note that they are still seeking sponsors for food for the event, so if you would like to donate, or know of a person/company that does, you can donate via the buttons on the event page.
The Chicago LUG is having a meeting and hackfest the following Saturday, at Pumping Station: One at 2:30 pm. Erik Johnson will be giving an introduction to
SaltStack, a server orchestration and configuration
tool. We'll learn how to use SaltStack on CentOS to configure and manage
Ubuntu, OpenSUSE and FreeBSD servers. Erik is a Python Engineer with SaltStack,
and also organizes the Fox Valley Linux User Group in Aurora. We will just be having one talk this time, and plan to spend the rest of the time hacking on our website.
Hope to see you around in the next few weeks, and happy hacking :)